The Souls of Black Folk / Edition 1

The Souls of Black Folk / Edition 1

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by W. E. B. Du Bois, David W. Blight, Robert Gooding-Williams
     
 

One of the most influential and widely read texts in all of African American letters and history, The Souls of Black Folk combines some of the most enduring reflections on black identity, the meaning of emancipation,and Afican American culture. This new edition reprints the original 1903 edition of W.E.B. Du Bois's classic work with the fullest set of

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One of the most influential and widely read texts in all of African American letters and history, The Souls of Black Folk combines some of the most enduring reflections on black identity, the meaning of emancipation,and Afican American culture. This new edition reprints the original 1903 edition of W.E.B. Du Bois's classic work with the fullest set of annotations of any version yet published, together with two related essays, and numerous letters Du Bois received and wrote concerning his widely read text. The introductory essay combines the sensibilities of a historian and a philosopher to capture the contours of Du Bois's life and writings along with the early-twentieth-century reception to the book. Photographs, a chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliography, and an index are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312091149
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
287
Sales rank:
610,698
Product dimensions:
5.67(w) x 8.17(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

INTRODUCTION: THE STRANGE MEANING OF BEING BLACK: DU BOIS'S AMERICAN TRAGEDY

PART I. THE DOCUMENT

W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk, 1903

Notes on the text

PART II. SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHS, ESSAYS, AND CORRESPONDENCE

Photographs

Essays by W. E. B. Du Bois
"The Conservation of Races," 1897
"The Development of a People," 1904
"The Souls of Black Folk," 1904

Correspondence about The Souls of Black Folk, 1903-1957
Ida B. Wells-Barnett to Du Bois, May 30, 1903
Caroline Pemberton to Du Bois, December 12, 1903
D. Tabak to Du Bois
Du Bois to William James, June 12, 1906
Hallie E. Queen to Du Bois, February 11, 1907
W. D. Hooper to Du Bois, September 2, 1909, and Du Bois to W. D. Hooper, October 11, 1909
Du Bois to Herbert Aptheker, February 27, 1953
Langston Hughs to Du Bois, May 22, 1956

APPENDICES

A Du Bois Chronology (1868-1963)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography

Index

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